Expedition to Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) have a standart equipment with others climbing activity in everywhere. Its better for you to choice your expedition equipment with a good quality, is dependable and is adaptable to any conditions and safe too.

Alpine climbing harness Must have a djustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Alpine Bod w/gear loops)
4 Locking carabiners (screw gate), no Autolocking
Belay / Rappel device (BD ATC or equivalent) (“Descender Figure of 8”)
1 mechanical ascenders with handle (“Jumar”)
Climbing helmet Adjustable, should fit with hat on
Double lanyard (“Cows tail”)
Adjustable trekking poles
1 Pair rappel gloves or more
Verry Importent : Trekking boots (see the picture)

Upper Body

  • Long sleeve polypropylene shirt light weight, light colored shirt for sun and mosquito protection (should be wicking and not cotton; lightweight merino is good).
  • T-shirt for lower elevations (optional).
  • Soft Shell or fleece jacket (e.g. Mammut New Age, Marmot Dri-Clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket, 100 or 200 weight fleece pullover acceptable)
  • Down/synthetic puffy jacket light-to-medium weight insulated (an expedition parka is NOT required for this trek; 4 layers max required being shirt, fleece, puffy jacket & hard shell)
  • Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers. (e.g. Mammut Motion XCR or equivalent)
  • 1 Pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
  • 1 Pair medium weight gloves fleece or wool
  • Warm hat Wool or synthetic
  • Balaclava
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • Extra pair of sunglasses in case your first pair break

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag Rated to at least 10-20º F. Line the stuff sack w/plastic bag
  • Sleeping pad Full length closed cell foam
  • Therma-Rest (bring repair kit) for extra warmth and comfort


  • Day pack 1800-3000 cubic inch (e.g. Lowe Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 30) for approach hike and summit day (a full pack is not required as we use porters)
  • 1 Large duffel bag
  • 1 Small duffel bag for leaving clean clothes etc at Timika
  • Locks for duffel bags
  • Backpack Cover – waterproof
  • Stuff sacks & plastic bags– waterproof (need to have everything in day pack and duffel inside stuff sacks or plastic bags

Lower Body

  • 1-2 Pair light-medium weight long underwear Polypropylene or Capilene
  • 1-2 pair lightweight short underwear
  • 1 Pair soft shell trousers
  • 1 Pair nylon shorts quick-drying type, not cotton!
  • Lightweight pants for hiking (not cotton!)
  • Shell trousers Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best


  • Trekking Boots
  • Wellingtons (these must be knee-high and fitted with trekking boot in-soles; you will spend much more time walking in wellingtons than trekking boots)
  • Gaiters
  • Sandals or light hiking/trail shoes for use at camp
  • 2 Pair of liner socks Polypropylene or Capilene
  • 2 Pair wool/synthetic socks Medium weight

Miscellaneous Equipment

Personal first aid kit Basics: moleskin/Compeed/blister kit, Band-Aids, first-aid tape, ibuprofen, personal medications, etc.

  • Lip balm At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck
  • Sunscreen At least SPF 40
  • Insect repellant Small bottle
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Myo3 or Black Diamond Gemini) plus one set spare batteries
  • 2-3 Water bottles 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene
  • Pee bottle
  • Pocket knife mid-size (Swiss-Army type preferred)
  • Water purification Silver ion, Chlorine or Iodine tablets
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletry kit Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag
  • Camp towel
  • Bandanas (one, optional)
  • Neck gaiter (optional)
  • Snacks and/or munchies Bring your favorite “trail foods” or desserts, pack in Ziplocs. Preferably to include extra protein – biltong / jerky is best
  • Camera Optional; large SLR types are not recommended
  • Paperback books
  • iPod / iPhone / Walkman etc + 2 sets earphones
  • Solar charger
  • Small stainless thermos (optional)
  • Umbrella (optional but recommended)

*Thanks to Mr.Simon Edwards*